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Blue Plate Oysterette

4.7
4.7
1223 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Blue Plate Oysterette was inspired by East Hampton summer lobster bakes and mouthwatering lunches at Montauk’s favorite roadside eateries. With influences like Pearl Oyster Bar and Mary’s Fish Camp in New York, Oysterette serves lunch and dinner seven days a week with a menu straight out of the seafood shacks you find on the East Coast. Chunky, overflowing lobster rolls, buckets of steamed clams in broth so flavorful that bread demands to be dunked, clam chowder, mussels in broth, ceviche, and raw shellfish so fresh you can smell the ocean. Filling the void in the Westside restaurant scene for a casual, beachy, seafood restaurant and buzzing neighborhood vibe appealing to both surfers and studio heads.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 576-3474

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women

  • Executive chef

    Chanel Ducharme

  • Private party facilities

    We love events! Take advantage of the incredible views and beautiful weather for you and friends, family or coworkers in our great outdoor space.

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Cross street

    Santa Monica Blvd

  • Parking details

    We have metered street parking, lots on 2nd street and valet after 5pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Oyster Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join us for special pricing on oysters and beverages.

Popular dishes

What 1,223 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Seafood

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  1. CG

    CaliGirl

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual, delicious oysters and great seafood in general! Love the place
  2. DO

    DiningOutAlot

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Upon arriving the Hostess was prompt and charming. We were seated at a table that was requested upon reserving. This table was close to the entrance and was perfect for my 86 year old mother. Our waiter Zack was also prompt, polite and professional. Our drinks, appetizers and mains came out in a timely manner. The food was very good! Good food, excellent service and a well-priced menu made this dining experience excellent. Thank you!
  3. p

    pault

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good, oysters and lobster roll.....service was good as always
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent. Staff was very accommodating. Located on a busy street, so noise level is a bit high. Not an inexpensive lunch, but not excessively high priced. Overall, quite good - we will be back.
  5. EM

    EileenM

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great lobster rolls
  6. RI

    RonInSantaMonica

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Smallest soft shell crab I have ever been served. Left hungry
  7. MT

    MartinaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing - service, food, drinks!! Canadian scallops were perfect. Thank you!
  8. BH

    BrianH

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Extremely overpriced but ok food. You are paying tourist prices in a tourist location so painfully not worth it unless the convenience of location is impactful to you. Lobster roll was good though.
  9. c

    cblish

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for oysters and crudo and an ocean view! Solid wine list & cocktail offering. Check out the shrimp skewers & coconut rice and make sure to save room for the key lime pie.
  10. PS

    PattiS

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lobster roll and soft shell crab sandwiches were excellent!
  11. MR

    MaggieR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view, relatively quiet for a Sunday, we were pleasantly surprised. Weather was outstanding and our outside table was wonderful. Service and food exceptional.
  12. S

    fredS

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always love this place. Amazing Mussells.
  13. LA

    LisaA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    Food quality and taste not great. It’s a tourist trap
  14. M

    Morgan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience1
    The food was absolutely amazing! Honestly that was the only good thing about this place. The service was not good. Took a long time to get refills on drinks and waters. The waitress was not helpful with our menu or drink requests and couldn’t give us recommendations. It was very packed and could barely move or get comfortable on the outside patio. It was very loud to the point that I couldn’t hear the people I was with across the table. We waited for our check for a very long time. Wouldn’t recommend this place. Maybe if we were doing take out because the food is exceptional!
  15. SA

    SABBlue

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our server Jonathan was great, the music was great and the food was fresh and delicious. I tried their famous key lime pie which was very good, but not one of my top favorites.
  16. MZ

    MarkZ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lobster roll and fries were fantastic staff very friendly will be back for sure
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Love!!!! Usually come for oyster hour and sit at the bar but came for dinner and it was equally as amazing. We came a hour earlier then our reservation. We live far and got to Santa Monica earlier then expected. I figured there would be space but the bar was full. Host said it would be an hour wait and the waitlist was long. We were about to walk away to go elsewhere as we were starving but she said she had a table inside. That was nice as we didn’t care where we sat. The scallops and Branzino were to die for. Service was okay. They were busy and I feel bad asking a food runner for things but had to do so a couple times. All around everything was great. The food is amazing! ✨
  18. S

    Soba

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view of the sunset and SM Pier. Good food…sashimi, grilled artichoke, burrata/tomato salad, shrimp, fish tacos, lobster roll, key lime pie. Service was very good.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Always love coming here. The fish is so fresh
  20. HF

    HelenF

    Central Texas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent soft shell and sea bass dishes
  21. n

    noteasytoimpress

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very accommodating to food preferences. Friendly staff.
  22. DA

    DeeAych

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous setting in Santa Monica where it was 20 degrees cooler than our house !! The service was impeccable and the drinks were tasty. We had lobster rolls, fritto misto and branzino. All perfectly prepared !
  23. Y

    Yolandac

    Los Angeles

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place! Fresh seafood and good ambiance!! Their branzino is very good, and their striped sea bass! I also love their New England clam chowder!!
  24. SB

    SamanthaBee

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Oysters in LA! And truly appreciate the two mignonettes, fresh ground horse radish and every shucker! Don’t miss the prawn cocktail, Kiyoto oysters & naked lobster roll either - a little slice of Cape Cod heaven, right here on the Pacific.
  25. RD

    RockDDS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is always solid!
  26. MA

    MichaelA

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food place was very good
  27. BJ

    BradJ

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Basically an overpriced Red Lobster in Santa Monica. Crab dip was like canned tuna with 6 ritz crackers, lobster roll was meh, and shrimp skewers had some kind of hard rice.
  28. H

    Hugo

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good. Hostess was terse because she couldn’t find reservation. Even though I ordered one of each oyster server brought two of each. I did not say anything. Scallops entree also confusing. Says three and four per order on different menus. Shows four in picture. Only three served — no big deal but they should straighten out this detail.
  29. JK

    JakeK

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We opted for the seafood tower, and I suppose we have had too many really good ones at other restaurants. This one was fair. The 3 shrimp cocktail were OK but seemed to have been cooked the day before. They didn't have that fresh pop that great shrimp cocktail do. The lobster was well prepared. They didn't skimp on the amount of crab dip, but it lacked that flavor punch that makes it hard to stop eating it. The scallops were quite good and the oysters with the prepared topping were solid, but the oysters on the half shell were straight up sad. Given that oysterette is in the name, I expected the oysters to be on point. They weren't! They did get the Old Bay fries right, though :-)
  30. VC

    VictoriaC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is always great as the food and the service is. It was a pleasant Dj music this Saturday what created a special beach vibe. Everything we tried , starting from the French fries , oysters, clams and finishing with fish and artichoke was amazing. Special thanks to the team. Julia is a terrific ones! Love her!
  31. MO

    MarkO

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience3
    Family reunion
  32. KA

    KateA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very touristy... it used to be 'special'. Food hap hazard, skimpy, not quality. Never going agin or refer.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Server was inexperienced
  34. R

    Randy

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular, fresh, great service. We had both raw and filled oysters the grilled artichoke Old Bay fries and calamari app. Great setting. Highly recommend.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    La mesera que me atendió muy amable pero muy distraída. Le pedi un sandwich de cangrejo después de la entrada y no me lo anotó. Hasta después de 45 min se le ocurrió preguntarme si quería algo mas!! Por lo demás muy buena la comida y me dieron de cortesía por el inconveniente el café y el postre.
  36. PS

    PapaSmurf

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was about my 50th time at Blue Plate Oysterette. The Bouillabaisse was excellent. My friend from North Carolina had the sea bass cooked to perfection. Thank you BPO for a wonderful Dinner.
  37. MM

    MatthewM

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Great service.
  38. MG

    MindaG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely venue, great service, nice food. The only think that let it down was the overpriced drinks. Sadly this spoilt the experience and made us want to leave sooner than we would have liked. I get that it’s a prime location. And there is a possibility that it is the idea: to turn tables quickly. But it’s a shame, as it meant we didn’t enjoy it as much as we could have.
  39. NB

    NicoleB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such a great experience. Our server was amazing, and we sat at the bar before our table was ready, and the bartender was fantastic.
  40. P

    Paulw

    Los Angeles

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Blue Plate Oysterette using the Order Online button. Blue Plate Oysterette also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 576-3474.

Blue Plate Oysterette is rated 4.7 stars by 1223 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Blue Plate Oysterette

1355 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Santa Monica Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We have metered street parking, lots on 2nd street and valet after 5pm

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women

  • Executive chef

    Chanel Ducharme

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 576-3474

  • Private party facilities

    We love events! Take advantage of the incredible views and beautiful weather for you and friends, family or coworkers in our great outdoor space.

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